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Torridge Bridges and SS Freshspring (IA Section & Bideford Branch)

Tue. 26 March 2019 at 10:30 am

£3 – £5

A talk by Professor Bill Harvey, who is a world expert on masonry arch and tunnel behaviour and the author of a widely-used software package for the analytical assessment of arch bridges and viaducts.

Followed at 2pm by a visit to SS Freshspring, now moored on the quayside at Bideford, at the invitation of the Steamship Freshspring Society. The Freshspring is the only surviving ship of the Fresh class – Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels from WWII. Substantially intact from the time she was built and exclusively steam-powered, she is typical of the small coasting steamers that served the nation for over 100 years. A unique example of a 19-20th century British cargo ship, she is listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels.


£3.00 for DA members, £5.00 for non-members.

This is a joint meeting between the Industrial Archaeology Section and the Bideford Branch.

Spaces are limited, please book via the appropriate organiser, as below.

Details

Date:
Tue. 26 March 2019
Time:
10:30 am
Cost:
£3 – £5
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Organisers

Industrial Archaeology Section (Adrian Wills)
Phone:
01237 477705
Email:
adrian@therollecanal.co.uk
Bideford Branch
Phone:
Michael Wright: 01409 281565
Email:
bideforddabranch@btinternet.com

Venue

Burton Art Gallery & Museum
Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
Website:
http://www.burtonartgallery.co.uk/